What is the purpose of FipsMon.exe?

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SafeGuard Easy multi-platform 4.5x

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP2 Professional Edition

Server OS

Windows 2003 Standard Edition


What is the purpose of FipsMon.exe


After the installation of SafeGuard Easy including FIPS module was finished, an icon in the task bar shows that SafeGuard Easy is running in FIPS mode. This icon is green or red, depening on if SafeGuard Easy is running in FIPS compilant mode or not.

Example for FIPS compilant installation icon:

To enable SafeGuard Easy to be implemented in a certified configuration, while also ensuring the maximum security provided with the product, the system should be configured as follows:

- Installation with PBA

- Minimum password length: 6 characters

- Use encryption algorithms AES-128, AES-256 or 3DES

- Activate complete encryption of the hard disk

- Switch on floppy/removable media encryption

- Users cannot switch floppy/removable media encryption on or off

- Activate SafeGuard Easy’s screen lock

- When defining keys manually, enter as large a number of randomly selected characters (max. 32 characters) as possible. No trivial keys should be assigned as they can be guessed easily by an

Hint: The FIPS monitor icon will show the green color, if the used algorithms are AES-128, AES-256 or 3DES regardless of the other settings.

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